Best Song to Sing into a Fan

Sometimes the universe gives us a gift. Such it was earlier this summer when my children had “Crocodile Rock” by Elton John stuck in their heads just as we got to Notre Dame, whose St. Ed’s dorm has no air conditioning, only box fans. You know what happened next: They began talking, then singing into the fans to hear the funny chopped-voice sounds. It didn’t take them long to get to “Crocodile Rock,” with its legato “Laaaaaaaaaaaa-la-la-la-la-laaaaaaaaaaa la-la-la-la-laaaaaaaaaaaa la-la-la-la-laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa” chorus.

And even though it was kind of annoying, I have to agree with Dan, who observed that “They’ve discovered the absolute best song to sing into a fan!”

I mean, you don’t even have to run the contest, right? You know this one’s already the winner.

But, just in case, I thought I’d let us think about whether there are other excellent songs to sing into fans. I will also mention that I love the idea of categories that are so obscure but likewise perfect. Our family seems to come up with them pretty often (and pretty well). These tend to be the top-ranking entry on a google search for such a thing. Go ahead an check in a couple of months, after Google has crawled this entry.

In related news, the best song to sing while gargling is the backing vocals to “Octopus’s Garden” by the Beatles. It’s an easy one to get, but I’m proud of Dani figuring this out for herself anyway.

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